Easter a few weeks away and there are plenty of bunny brunches and egg hunts to keep you busy until…
Sweater weather, cider, donuts and pumpkin everything. We wait all year for our fall favorites, here are the best places to celebrate the season.
Parmenter’s Northville Cider Mill // 714 Baseline Rd, Northville, MI 48167
Parmenter’s offers fresh cider, donuts and other fall favorites (including pumpkins). Parent bonus – Parmenter’s operates Northville Winery & Brewing Co. across the parking lot with beer, wine, hard cider and live music.
Open: August 26 thru November 19
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill // 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005
An autumn oasis, Blake’s has it all, U-Pick apple orchard, pumpkin patch and Christmas tree. Fun and game for kids including a cornfield maze, petting farm, straw mountain and zombie paintball! Blake’s offers a farmer’s market, nursery and winery all year long.
U-picks open: June thru December 23
Franklin Cider Mill // 7450 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
A family tradition, Franklin Cider Mill offers fresh pressed cider and donuts from an old German recipe passed down through generations.
Open: Saturday before Labor Day to the Sunday after Thanksgiving
Wiard’s Orchards & Country Fair // 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Since 1837 Wiard’s has offered an array of fall fun – cider mill, apple and pumpkin u-pick, mini-golf, moon walks and haunted fun for older kids.
Open: Saturdays & Sundays in September and October
Erwin’s Orchard // 61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178
Hop on the tractor wagon to pick your apples, then pick up some cider and donuts and enjoy kid-friendly fun and games. U-Pick pumpkins, corn maize and haunted house make for Halloween fun.
Open: August 18 thru October 31.
Yates Cider Mill // 1990 E Avon Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Cider and donuts in the fall, ice cream in the summer and fudge all year long! Make the memories last with a half mile long walk along the river.
Westview Orchards and Adventure Farm // 5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
U-Pick apples and pumpkins, you play on a three acre play ground and you pet some farm animals.
Open: Labor Day thru Oct. 31
Diehl’s Orchard and Cider Mill // 1479 Ranch Rd, Holly, MI 48442
Family owned and operated for 60 years, Diehl’s offers a U-Pick apples orchard, cider & donuts and a corn maize.
Open: August 15 thru October 31 daily & November 1 thru 19 Saturday/Sundays only
Miller’s Big Red Farm // 4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48095
U-pick apples and pumpkins, a petting zoo, straw mountain, a bounce house (available on weekends, weather permitting) and a fresh produce market, get a peak at farm life at Big Red.
Three Cedars Cider Mill // 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168
With train rides, hayrides, and a Barn Yard Playland, don’t forget to get the cider and donuts!
Open: September 3 thru November 5
Plymouth Orchard’s & Cider Mill // 10685 Warren Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
Watch apple cider being made, grab a bag of homemade donuts and hope on the covered wagon for a ride around the farm at Plymouth Orchards.
Open: September 2 thru November 5
Goodison Cider Mill // 4295 Orion Rd, Rochester, MI 48306
Minutes away from the Paint Creek Trail, Goodison’s is a great place to stop for cider, donuts and world famous pistachio nut bread. Visit on a Sunday for a pony ride.
Open: Labor Day until Thanksgiving
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..